The Wall Street Journal
15 Ways Consumers Can Deal With—and Even Benefit From—Rising Inflation
The U.S. has had seven straight months of inflation above 6%, which is well above the Federal Reserve’s average 2% target. While consumers can’t control an increase in prices, there are some things they can do—or not do—to mitigate the impact on their wallets, their budgets and even their investments. The consumer-price index for all urban consumers (CPI-U), which is calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is a relatively broad measure of inflation and covers approximately 93% of the U.S. population.